Fires in East Gippsland, Victoria

Fires in East Gippsland, Victoria

2 April 2009

Several bushfires were burning in state and national parks in the eastern corner of Victoria on 31 March 2009, spreading smoke across a large area of southern Victoria, including Melbourne (visible in large image). This image of the fires (outlined in red) was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Clouds were building across the area at the time of this image, and they delivered some rain later that day and evening, according to the 1 Aprilfire status report from the Victoria Department of Sustainability and the Environment.

31 March 2009

(source: earth observatory)

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